About Heart Attacks

A heart attack is a frightening experience. If you have experienced a heart attack, or are close with someone who has, you should know this: You are not alone. In fact, tens of thousands of people survive heart attacks and go on to lead productive, enjoyable lives. 

As you work toward recovery, the frequently asked questions below can help you better understand what has happened, and how your heart can heal. Knowledge is power. Arming yourself with this information can help you can live a healthier, longer life.

Continue reading
  29 Hits
  0 Comments
29 Hits
0 Comments

Tourniquets: Should you use one in an emergency?

The First Aid classes at OC Safety addresses the use of tourniquets in cases of severe bleeding that pressure alone cannot stop.

We also indicate that the use of a tourniquet by untrained rescuers can easily result in more harm than good. The use of tourniquets has a bit of a spotty history, in that there are many opinions as to their efficacy, some using no more than anecdotal evidence. We’ll take a look at the related issues in this post, but keep one overriding fact in mind – you should never try to use a tourniquet to control severe bleeding until after first attempting targeted direct pressure. Most bleeding can be stopped very well by this method alone, even bleeding that is coming from a large vein or artery. Given enough time, the bleeding will usually stop. Uncontrolled bleeding is one of the most preventable causes of death, so there may indeed be occasions where proper use of a tourniquet can save the life of a bleeding victim.

Continue reading
  21 Hits
  0 Comments
21 Hits
0 Comments

Orange County CPR & First Aid Classes | Who Should Know CPR?

Who Should Be CPR Certified?

Who Should Be CPR Certified?

At OC Safety, we're proud to offer comprehensive safety training courses ranging from Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification to basic First Aid training to people throughout Orange County, CA. One of our most popular course offerings is CPR certification. CPR certification is useful to everyone - from members of the general public to professionals in a wide range of industries. Many professions require CPR certification. However, but even if your job doesn’t, it’s important to be well-acquainted with the life-saving techniques of CPR so that you are ready to take action should a family member, friend, or stranger be affected by an emergency situation.

Professions That Benefit from CPR Certification?

Wondering if you should get certified in CPR? Here's a list of a few professions that can benefit from CPR certification, even it it may may not be a requirement:

Continue reading
  16 Hits
  0 Comments
16 Hits
0 Comments

What Should You Do If Someone is Having a Seizure?

There are many types of seizures that can affect the entire brain or certain parts of it, causing a wide range of symptoms from loss of consciousness and minor twitching to violent convulsions. The type of seizure that most people are familiar with are known as tonic-clonic seizures, where the person falls down and begins shaking aggressively until the seizure subsides. This is one of the few types of seizures that are classified as major seizures, and knowing how to respond when you notice someone having a seizure can help save their life.

At OC Safety, we help people make a difference in their community, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to be able to respond quickly and correctly in the event of emergency to protect those around them, whether they are family, friends, or strangers. To make sure you are ready to face the unexpected, below is a detailed guide on what you should do if you see someone having a seizure.

Continue reading
  18 Hits
  0 Comments
18 Hits
0 Comments

Blood Borne Pathogen Myths & Training | Orange County Safety

Busting Myths About Blood Borne Pathogens

Busting Myths About Blood Borne Pathogens

At OC Safety, our mission is to create a safer world by providing the high-quality safety training courses that first responders, medical professionals, and other workers in dangerous environments need to protect and save lives. While many workplace dangers are clear and obvious, there are many hazards that aren't so easy to spot upon first glance. Blood borne pathogens are an example of these dangers. BBPs include conditions like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, and many more viruses and microorganisms. To help clarify the dangers of and best practices for avoiding blood borne pathogens (BBPs), we wanted to dispel a few common myths about blood borne pathogens.

Top Myths About Blood Borne Pathogens

BBPs are dangerous: though invisible, exposure to even a minuscule amount of blood can cause infection transmission. However there are many myths about BBPs. Here are a few blood borne pathogen myths we can put to rest for good:

Continue reading
  22 Hits
  0 Comments
22 Hits
0 Comments

The Truth About Online ACLS Certification | ACLS Classes | Orange, CA

The Truth About Online ACLS Certification

For those looking to get their certification for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), online certification programs offers a level of convenience and flexibility that’s hard to beat as it can easily fit within anyone’s busy schedule. However, online ACLS certification programs do have a few downsides that can catch you off guard if you don’t know what to look for. To make sure that you know everything that you need to know before you invest your time and money in taking an online ACLS certification course, your local Orange County safety training experts here at OC Safety have put together this helpful guide. Check out the information below to learn more!

The Validity Of Online ACLS Programs

Unfortunately, even if you complete an online ACLS certification program, it does not mean that your certification is valid, as there are different types of programs that can give you varying levels of ACLS training. Since most people who will be getting certified for ACLS are professionals that need to be certified for their job, the validity of the certification is ultimately up to their employer. The requirements for accepted ACLS certification will vary from company to company, and since online programs provide you with a limited form of training, some employers may not accept the online certification.

Continue reading
  22 Hits
  0 Comments
22 Hits
0 Comments

CPR Tips & Tricks | First Aid Training | Orange, CA CPR Courses

CPR Tips & Tricks

CPR is a vital life saving tool that can be used in a wide range of emergencies such as heart attacks are cases of near-drowning, helping restore a person’s heartbeat and breathing if they lose consciousness. The process of providing CPR is fairly simple, but even those who have undergone training and have become certified to provide CPR, emergency situations can still catch you off guard, making it difficult to think clearly and act quickly when necessary. To make things easier, your trusted provider for first aid and CPR training, OC Safety, is here with some helpful CPR tips and tricks that can help you when you’re facing a sudden, emergency scenario.

Always Call For Help First

While CPR can help save someone’s life in the moment, they may still need additional medical treatment, which is why it’s only meant to be used as a tool to keep someone in a stable condition until medical professionals arrive. The most important thing to do before you start administering CPR to someone is to first call 911, or get someone else on the scene to call 911 so professional medical assistance will arrive to help as soon as possible.

Continue reading
  20 Hits
  0 Comments
20 Hits
0 Comments

5 Benefits of Knowing First Aid & CPR

/

Why should I get CPR certified? How does CPR save lives? What is the importance of CPR training?

These are all questions you may be asking yourself and they are great questions we as Americans should be asking ourselves. At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, we provide high quality and professional training taught by first responders with real-life experience in these types of situations. It is extremely important to be certified as summer approaches, especially if you are a new parent.

Here are 5 reasons why you should get CPR certified:

Continue reading
  3897 Hits
  0 Comments
3897 Hits
0 Comments

Why Is 2015 A Great Year To Get CPR Certified?

/
/

Hello 2015!

Goodbye 2014, and move over because 2015 is going to be a great year. Think of all the things you are looking forward to doing this year. Maybe a vacation, maybe you are expecting a child, maybe you graduate or begin school this year, maybe you plan to run your first marathon. Whatever the case, being prepared is extremely important, right? You wouldn’t get on a plane to a destination without having somewhere to stay, have a child without having its crib ready, walk the stage without your cap and gown or run your marathon without running shoes. (At least it’s not typically recommended). Why should being prepared in an emergency situation be any different?

At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, you will be trained by firefighters, paramedics, and RNs. Each have personally performed CPR and can teach the material hands on with a personal touch through their life experiences. We offer adult and pediatric scenarios in our training. Perfect for the whole family to learn.

Continue reading
  1008 Hits
  0 Comments
1008 Hits
0 Comments

Welcome To OC Safety’s CPR & First Aid Training Blog!

Welcome To OC Safety’s CPR & First Aid Training Blog!

Orange County’s Source For CPR, BLS, ACLS, AED & First Aid Classes

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. OC Safety is a certified American Heart Association and OSHA approved first aid and CPR training site. Be sure to keep checking back for helpful tips, facts, guides, and related industry articles about first aid and safety training. If you are in Orange County or Los Angeles and are looking for certification or recertification in any of the following areas, be sure to sign up with OC Safety. We conveniently offer you your certification cards the same day as your class.

Continue reading
  2392 Hits
  0 Comments
2392 Hits
0 Comments

We Donate To

CONTACT US

OC SAFETY FIRST AID
1838 N. Tustin St, 
Orange, CA 92865

SOCIAL

ocsafety